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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 21, 2008 5:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Three nice surprises: 9-16-88 China Rider, 11-18-78 music never stopped, 11-24-78 estimated

Nice call, Liam...

It's rare that I cotton to an '88 show (IMO the next year is when the band really found its stride & Jerry began to get his chops back after the '86 coma), but this definitely ranks.

The China>Rider is the highlight and the Birdsong is a notch above most of this era, with even Jerry's vocals sustaining on some of the tougher notes. A good find of an underrated show.